4th Edition Of The Mama Tried Motorcycle Show. February 18-19, 2017.

For those who don’t know the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show. presented by Harley-Davidson is an indoor invitational founded for one reason: to connect motorcycles, builders, fans, and riders in the heartland and beyond. It features over 100 motorcycles from builders of all calibers—flat-tracker, hill climber, chopper, and bar hopper.The show will hold its fourth annual exhibition Feb. 17-19 in Milwaukee, WI, bringing thousands to the city in the dead of winter. The show will feature a full weekend of events, including the second annual Flat Out Friday indoor flat track motorcycle race, the Mama Tried Motorcycle Invitational with a special pre-party hosted by the Harley-Davidson Museum, and Slippery Sunday, an ice-riding competition on the Milwaukee Lakefront. Tickets are for sale HERE.

Flat Out Friday will kick off the weekend at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 17 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. More than 220 racers will compete in 11 classes ranging from amateur and professional to vintage, youth and hooligan. Racing on a flat track oval covered in Dr. Pepper syrup for traction, registered riders include flat track pro racer Jerad Mees, Hooligan riders Carey Hart and Mark “Rusty Butcher” Atkins and Milwaukee native Loyal Prach in the youth class. Special highlights will include an honor ride by the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee-area veterans and the Charlotte Kainz Memorial Pro Race. See the schedule of events after the jump.

2017 Schedule of Events

Flat Out Friday
Friday, Feb. 19
7:00 p.m. – races begin
BMO Harris Bradley Center
1001 N. 4th Street
$10-$35 tickets in advance

Harley-Davidson Museum Pre-Party
Friday, Feb. 19
9 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W. Canal Street

Mama Tried Motorcycle Invitational
Saturday, Feb. 18
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lindsay Building
126 S. 2nd Street
$10 Adult tickets. Children 12 and under are free

Slippery Sunday
Sunday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
McKinley Marina Milwaukee Lakefront
1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive

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8 Responses to “4th Edition Of The Mama Tried Motorcycle Show. February 18-19, 2017.”


  1. 1 CabanaDan Feb 10th, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Great show!!!! Great weekend for getting out of the cabin fever blues!!!! Thanks Warren and Scott for the good time!!

  2. 2 tundra Feb 10th, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I hope “The Rider Formerly Known As” makes his return to Flat Out Friday. Looking forward to watching the Grom class race. Good times.

  3. 3 ferris bueller Feb 10th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    GREAT EVENT! Hope Prince is racing again with PURPLE RAIN, fairing and all!

  4. 4 Drew Feb 11th, 2017 at 9:18 am

    It is really a fun weekend, From the indoor flattrack, to the show, to the ice racing, it was a blast.
    My son and I were invited last year to display our ’77 XLCR we race at Bonneville, and Sunday morning up walked Bill Davidson with his parents Willy G and Nancy. Willy spent a considerable amount of time talking to my son about the bike, and told him XLCR #1 was sitting at home in his garage. He was kind enough to sign the top of our tank which ended the weekend with a bang. All sorts of cool people and even cooler motorcycles to see. Highly recommend going! 🙂

    Drew Gatewood

    (on Facebook) Hoosier Daddy Racing – Motorcycle Landspeed Team

  5. 5 Cris Sommer-Simmons Feb 11th, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Bucket list show…

  6. 6 economessed Feb 12th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    This is a great event. Last year was the first time at this location, and the lighting was horrible, unless you were looking at the bikes along the west wall where the windows were. That was the ONLY downside. Super inspirational – great bikes, great people, great stories.

  7. 7 smithncustom Feb 14th, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Surprised to see this mentioned on this blog. I always look to this page as a reference of what not to do in the motorcycle world

  8. 8 david Feb 19th, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Had great time at flat track Friday and bike show lots of great bikes

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